The Forest Service will be holding a public meeting in Petersburg on Tuesday, September 25 from 5:30-8pm in the Assembly Chambers to engage the public on developing an Alaska Roadless Rule to encourage Alaska’s economic development while conserving roadless areas. The flier is here.
Misty Smith with the Alaska Division of Economic Development (DED) will be in Petersburg from September 19-20 and available to talk with fishermen about their loan programs including new loans and extensions of current loans. She is available to meet at the Petersburg Borough Office and you can reach her by call or text at (907)723-2518. Her flier is here.
The USCG is receiving reports of radio frequency interference caused by LED lamps. Some ships have experienced degradation of VHF receivers, including AIS, caused by LED navigation lights. LED lighting installed need VHF antennas has also shown to compound the reception. The full alert and instructions to test for the presence of LED interference can is here.
Marysia Szymkowiak from NOAA fisheries will be traveling to Petersburg to hold a work shop on September 17th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Scandia House Conference Room. The Alaska Fisheries Science Center is holding a workshop to discuss the interactions of fishing families and changing regulations, environments, and socioeconomic conditions in Alaska’s fisheries and fishing communities. This is an area of consideration for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and other regulatory bodies and there is little information on it. All participants in Alaska’s fisheries are welcome. The flier for the event is here.
The Southeast Alaska Pilot’s Association is distributing this flier on sharing waters with large vessels.